During the Easter break, a group of Saint Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) students traveled to Thailand to study, explore and volunteer. SJND provides opportunities to do immersion experiences and field studies in a foreign country each year. Studies alternate between the science and social studies departments.  

Science Department Chair Kristina Taylor hosted this year’s trip with support from chaperones Jennifer Stein and Angelica Bailon.


SJND grad Cooper Teare takes first, breaks 42-year Arcadia speed record 

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Cooper Teare continued his impressive 2017 track-and-field season with a pair of first-place finishes earlier this month. 

The first came at the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High on Saturday, April 8. Teare blew past the other participants in the 3,200-meter meet. He finished with a time of 8:41.46. Not only was it a personal record for the senior, he broke an Arcadia Invitational record that stood for more than 40 years. 


SJND bests Oakland’s Head Royce, Athenian of Danville

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team earned two wins last week that pushed their record over .500. 

The team got big wins over Head-Royce of Oakland last Thursday, April 6, and Athenian of Danville Monday, April 10. 


St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Kiera Marshall finished fourth in the Dublin Distance Fiesta 3,200-meter competition Saturday, March 18.

Marshall completed the trek at Dublin High in 10:52.63. Her fourth place finish was faster than 198 other competitors in the massive race. Alexandra Beitia from Granite Bay won the race. The senior finished with a time of 10:44.36. Sydney Vandegrift from St. Francis of Sacramento came in second place with a time of 10:49.68. Isabella Chao from Campolindo of Moraga rounded out the top three with a time of 10:51.01.


The high school basketball season on the Island came to an end last Saturday, March 18, when the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team suffered a season-ending 70-30 loss to West Campus of Sacramento. The Pilots advanced all the way to the NorCal Div. IV championship game, but SJND could not keep up with the Warriors in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regional title game.


St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Cooper Teare won two major long distance races earlier this month. 

First Teare won the New Balance Indoor National one-mile men’s competition Saturday, March 12, in New York, N.Y., with a time of 4:06.60. 

Teare’s time is the second fastest one-mile time in California interscholastic history. Thom Hunt of Patrick Henry High School of San Diego completed a one-mile race in 4:02.70 in 1976.


Men’s Basketball
Defending North Coast Section (NCS) Div. V champions, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team, began its quest for a NCS Div. IV title with a 56-32 victory over Healdsburg Saturday, Feb. 25.


The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) men’s basketball team traveled to Vallejo Saturday, Feb. 11, to close out regular-season play with a 75-68 win over Div. IV rival St. Patrick-St. Vincent (SPSV). 

Balanced scoring helped the Pilots improve their record to 25-1. Four returning starters from last year’s Div. V state championship team scored in double figures, while newcomers, sophomore Tyler Woods and freshman Isiah Mellor, combined for 17 points in the contest.


The City of Alameda declared Tuesday, Jan. 17, Kiera Marshall Day at a ceremony during the City Council meeting that day.

Marshall, a senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, had a stellar season as a member of the Pilots’ women’s cross country team. Marshall stood in front of the council as they praised her accomplishments during the 2016 cross-country season. The Council and the entire audience gave her a standing ovation. 


Part Two
The second half of the year saw just as many, if not more, sports highlights on the Island. The basketball courts and baseball diamonds gave way to the football fields and cross country courses in the second half of 2016. Here are some of the major sports moments from the second half of 2016.